Hema Explorer - Map Patrol Imogene Pass
Imogene pass is a beautiful track which runs between the towns of Ouray Colorado and Telluride Colorado. It happens to be the second highest pass in the state and reaches an altitude of 13,114 feet or 3,997 m at its crest. Although the majority of the trail is easy, one or two obstacles can pose a challenge to vehicles without high clearance. We recommend running the trail from west to east to make the main obstacles easier.
The drive has plenty to offer for adventurous drivers. In terms of scenery you'll witness snow covered peaks, crystal clear streams and lakes, large pine trees, and stunning wildlife. You will be challenged by several small water crossings, climbing and descending ledges, and traversing tight switch backs on both sides of the mountain.
Despite the relatively easy road conditions, extreme caution must be used. High cliffs and often slick surfaces can spell danger for touring motorists. Drivers must stop their vehicles if they wish to enjoy the view. Even a few seconds with your eyes off the road is enough to leave the narrow track and take a crushing tumble down the cliffs.
Imogene is only passable during brief periods of the summer, being covered by dense snow and ice the remainder of the year. Do not attempt under any circumstances to cross in winter conditions.